French Country Autumn

French Country Autumn!

Today is French Country Friday and it’s all about Autumn decor! I’m sharing our foyer decorated for Fall from a couple of years ago. It’s so much fun to look back! Courtney (French Country Cottage) is sharing some beautiful, simple Autumn ideas and Shelia (Maison de Cinq) is adding warmth to her Fall decor by using copper! It’s beautiful! Janet (Shabbyfufu) has such a gorgeous French farmhouse table dressed for Fall, and Anita (Cedar Hill Farmhouse) has found some fabulous Fall decor at the grocery store! You won’t want to miss that! Last, but certainly not least, Lory (Designthusiasm) shows you how to update a French style living room without changing the furniture. Won’t you join us?

Enjoy!

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Edith and Evelyn Vintage | Welcoming Fall in the Foyer

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French Country Cottage | Simple Autumn Ideas

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Maison de Cinq | How to Add Warmth to Your Fall Decor with Copper

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Shabbyfufu | Rustic French Farmhouse Table For Fall

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Fall décor from the grocery store

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Designthusiasm | Updating a French Style Living Room without Changing the Furniture

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Front Porch Topiaries

Update Your Front Porch With Topiaries!

I have been a huge fan of topiaries for many years, and I love decorating with them inside and out.

Topiaries are a great classic addition for the porch, garden, or patio, and faux topiaries are perfect for the front porch because they are resistant to weather conditions.

Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Recently, we refreshed our front porch by flanking our front door with two beautiful faux boxwood spiral topiaries from Nearly Natural, a leader in outdoor artificial plants.

They have such a fabulous look to them, and because they are maintenance free, there’s no upkeep!

I’ve failed miserably at trying to grow real topiaries, so this is the perfect solution, and they look so realistic!

Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The topiaries from Nearly Natural are made with such fine craftsmanship and they are beautifully sculpted and durable.

They are so eye-catching and have such a timeless appearance.

Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Topiaries will bring instant style to your porch, and they are a great way to embellish your front door!
They provide height, structure, and definition to your entryway, making quite the statement.
Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com
I placed the topiaries in two large urns that I already had, to give them more height, and placed burlap around the base to fill in the gaps. Yellow mums have also made an appearance with a nod to the Fall season. I found some large mums at the local garden center and they are the ideal size for displaying them in my pair of antique cast iron planters.
Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com
Our door mat had seen better days so I ordered a new one that has a French theme, layering it with a black Moroccan outdoor rug, and added a hydrangea wreath on the door.
Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com
Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com
The pair of topiaries complete the front porch and I love that they will never lose their natural green appeal! They add such a welcoming touch to our porch!
Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The topiaries come complete in a container, ready to set up, and enjoy, right out of the box. No maintenance is needed with life like leaves that will stay green year round, and the spiral design adds an artful appearance to our front door.

The front entrance is the first area of the home that your guests see when they come to visit, so why not make an impression and reflect your own personal style!

Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Nearly Natural also has beautiful hanging baskets with gorgeous faux flowers. These are not the faux flowers of my mother’s generation! They are so realistic looking, that you will swear they are live, natural plants!

Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Front Porch Topiaries | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Our front porch is now dressed for Fall, and these gorgeous boxwood topiaries will transition beautifully through each season!

Cheers, Cindy

Thank you to Nearly Natural for partnering with us on this post. 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Touches Around the House

Autumn Touches Around the House

It will be no surprise to those of you that have followed me for awhile, that I love the Fall season!  Actually, I love the transition of each and every season, but Autumn is definitely my favorite. I adore everything about Autumn, the crisp cool days, sweaters, football, cozy warm fires, and everything pumpkin! Not to mention all of the Fall festivals that happen all across the country! In our area, we will have glorious Fall color once the leaves start changing, inspiring us to take long drives in the country to take it all in, as well.

Today, I’m sharing our Autumn Touches Around the House for the Styled + Set Fall Home Tour, hosted by my friend Lory of the beautiful blog Designthusiasm! Be sure and scroll all the way to the bottom to visit everyone’s home. If you’ve arrived here from Yvonne’s  beautiful home StoneGable, Welcome!

Years ago, I tended to get carried away with seasonal decorating, and would end up with every surface displaying some kind of decor! Over the years, I’ve embraced a simpler style, which results in less stress, easier clean up, and less clutter! This year, I wanted touches of Autumn in our main living areas, and my goal was to keep it easy and simple!

In our kitchen I used an antique bread board on the island extension and topped it with some Fall color in gorgeous jewel tones.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Hubby has been bringing me flowers from the grocery store (yes, he does all the grocery shopping…..and all of the cooking!!) every week, and this week’s flowers were perfect to fill an antique ironstone pitcher thats sitting inside a preserved boxwood wreath.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Layered in front of the pitcher are gorgeous velvet pumpkins, acorns, and pomegranate. The richness of the colors are perfect for the Autumn season.

Velvet pumpkins are the ideal Fall decor item to invest in. They can be used each year in different vignettes, and they never go out of style.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Several years ago I found gilded, beaded corn at a big box craft store at the end of the season. I fell in love with their glam look, and bought several of them.

They’re beginning to show a bit of wear, but they have such a great look hanging on another bread board in the kitchen. They are no longer available, but I did find some fabulous beaded corn here!

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

This small kitchen vignette makes me smile every time I pass it. Under the cloche are a pile of velvet pumpkins and acorns surrounding a “Save the Date” card of our son’s wedding coming up next year! We’re so excited, and we adore our future daughter in law!

I placed a few of our DIY moss pumpkins on one side for a bit of texture. They were so easy to make and have held up so well over the years.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

We have some Sedum flowers planted in our back yard and they are such an interesting flower.

I clipped a bouquet of them, as well as some of the seed pods from our crepe myrtles, and filled the large French mustard pot that sits on our French blue commode.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Sedums have such great texture, and being able to take clippings from the yard to use in decorating is easy and inexpensive.

The icing on the cake is the faux baby boo pumpkin on the top!

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I kept the decor very simple on the old heirloom farm table in the breakfast room.

There’s a burlap runner down the center of the table, and in the center is a large cast iron urn filled with velvet pumpkins.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

This old farm table is very special to me because it belonged to my grandparents.

They bought it when they were first married in 1901. It’s held so many family meals over the last century, and it’s a cherished piece in our home.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The coffee table ottoman in our family room always gets updated for the change of seasons.

I have a large silver tray that was gifted to me many years ago and it usually stays on the coffee table, and I just change out the contents seasonally.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

My sole nod to the most commonly used Autumn color, orange, is the scented candle sitting inside a crown.

It works well with the other neutrals and blues, and gives a pop of this more popular Fall color.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Two old chippy urns are placed on both sides of the vintage garden statue, filled with dried hydrangeas.

One of the easiest ways to add a bit of Fall color is by using dried hydrangeas. They are excellent for filling urns, buckets, or baskets, and their muted colors are ideal for reflecting the Fall season.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Sitting front and center in our foyer is the painted “fish chest”. We bought it years ago when we lived on the Gulf Coast, and even though we no longer live there, the chest is still one of my favorite pieces (notice the turtle feet?).

On top of it sits an urn that, up until a few days ago, held white coral.

I removed the coral and replaced it with more dried hydrangeas in muted blues, and a trio of moss balls sit beside the urn.

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

And that’s it for my Autumn decor!

We have so much going on in our lives right now that simplified decorating is the best! I know many of you can relate!

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A blog post wouldn’t be complete without a picture of Miss RubyLou! She would love to be in every shot, and comes running when she see’s my camera come out!

She says, “Happy Fall, ya’ll!”

Autumn Touches Around the House | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I hope you enjoyed seeing our Autumn touches around the house! Next up is my friend Anne from On Sutton Place!

Enjoy!

Cheers, Cindy

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A Gorgeous Porch, An Autumn Living Room, and So Much More!

Welcome to this week’s French Country Friday! There’s lots of beauty to be inspired by this week! Courtney at French Country Cottage is sharing her drop dead gorgeous living room all decked out for Fall! Sheila, with Maison de Cinq, has her front porch decorated in the gorgeous warm colors of Fall, and it’s beautiful! And so is that precious pup! Janet, of Shabbyfufu, is sharing a home tour of an amazing French Country home, and you won’t want to miss it! And for all of you painted furniture fans out there, Anita, with Cedar Hill Farmhouse, is sharing tips on how to update dark furniture with paint. If you would love to know how to upgrade your living room, Lory with Designthusiasm, is sharing five ways to bring in luxury and comfort to your space. And finally, I’m sharing an easy way to decorate for Autumn using holiday wreaths and garland! It’s a fabulous Friday, filled with so much inspiration! Enjoy!

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French Country Cottage | Autumn in the Living Room

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Maison de Cinq | Fall Front Porch in the Warm Colors of Fall

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Shabbyfufu | French Country Traditional Home Tour

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Updating dark furniture with paint

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Designthusiasm | 5 Ways to Upgrade Your Family Room for Luxury and Comfort

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Edith and Evelyn Vintage | How to Create an Autumn Tablescape with Garland and Wreaths

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Simple and Charming Autumn

We’re traveling a little bit this weekend to a monthly estate sale in Alabama, hoping to find some wonderful treasure! And I have to say, it is stifling hot here in the deep South! No hints of Autumn at all, but I’m still enjoying the change of scenery and, of course, I love doing my favorite thing, antiquing! We love attending this monthly sale as often as we can, not only for the fabulous finds, but also catching up with dear friends that we’ve come to know through this event. I can’t wait to show you a couple of things that I have found for myself! In the meantime, it’s French Country Friday, and as always, my friends and I love bringing you simple and charming inspiration!

Enjoy!

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Maison de Cinq | Family Room Decorated in the Warm Colors of Fall

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Shabbyfufu | How to Tackle a Master Bedroom Makeover

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Cedar Hill Farmhouse | Vintage Trophies in Design

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Designthusiasm | Gold and Pink Living Room

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Edith and Evelyn Vintage | An Autumn Kitchen

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